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  1. Early Therapy Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

    March 9, 2000 (Minneapolis) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive early and aggressive treatment called "second-line" therapy have less pain and disability than those for whom the treatment is delayed, Canadian researchers report in the Journal of Rheumatology. The initial treatment of rhe

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  2. Olive Oil and Cooked Vegetables May Help Ward Off Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Dec. 2, 1999 (Indianapolis) -- More kudos for the classic Mediterranean diet: researchers in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition report that diets high in both olive oil and cooked vegetables lessen the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The debilitating disease ca

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  3. Nutrition Changes Bring Relief to Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

    Nov. 19, 1999 (Boston) -- The debilitating effects of chronic rheumatoid arthritis can be softened -- if not always to a great degree -- by nutrition and exercise, according to Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, a nutritionist at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Roubenoff spoke to an audience of doctors

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  4. FDA Approves Remicade for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Nov. 10, 1999 (Atlanta) -- The FDA today approved Remicade (infliximab) to be used with methotrexate for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In clinical trials, Remicade and methotrexate produced significant improvement in rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with those on methotrexate and placebo.

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  5. Blood Cell Transplantation Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Oct. 4, 1999 (Baltimore) -- A man with severe rheumatoid arthritis who did not respond to therapy has been successfully treated with the transplantation of a type of blood cell called a hemopoietic stem cell, according to a case report published in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Annals of Internal

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  6. A Positive Outlook: Natural Healing for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Realistic optimism fuels the body's immune system and triggers natural painkillers.

  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication: The Right Care at the Right Time

    Rheumatoid arthritis does not have to slow you down. Learn about rheumatoid arthritis medication that can get you comfortably moving again.

  8. Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Learn about the importance of getting treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages of the disease.

  9. How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Life

    Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. You need to adapt family life, work, and relationships in order to cope with RA pain and fatigue.

  10. 8 Myths About Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a poorly understood form of arthritis, and myths about RA abound. Here are the top myths and the facts about this type of arthritis.

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